I can finally say I have seen a ballet now :)
They should allow the audience make proper recordings rather than having to sneak a few snaps from a button-hole camera.
you are like someone on mission impossible 1 If they allowed that it would cannibalise their dvd market. I did see a guy recording ministry with a binaural looking sound kit during the summer. He was delighted he was able to sit on the balcony and nobody noticed him. He did a zoom in at the end of the song which I commented on when I found his youtube video. I told him it was a bit risque doing a zoom in like an episode of seinfeld. I dont think he understood what I meant. The song was new world order - barely recognisable as the guy cant sing properly any more.
Cannibalise their market? Ha, at this stage Irish ballet companies would be delighted with any kind of a market, legit or bootleg. It probably has more to do with the fact that if you said photography was allowed, Mary would bring her 1987 instamatic strobe effect unit, blinding half the dancers, causing a ballerina to fly off the stage and do a "Bruce Lee" into the front row.I don't get that Seinfeld reference either I'm afraid, but worse than that, I just realised that Ministry are not that band from Northern Ireland that I was thinking they were.
Cannibalising is the term business people use for taking their own market share with a competing product. I just meant that editing while shooting is a tricky task :)